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            (Mon., Nov. 22, 2010)—Mayor Peter Carlisle along with officials from the City and County of Honolulu's Emergency Services Department attended a blessing ceremony for seven new ambulances at Magic Island on Monday, November 22.


The new ambulances replace older models that have mileages ranging from 187,000 to 330,000 miles.  The new ambulances will be utilized by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units around the island.  There are currently 19 ambulances in the EMS fleet.


The Honolulu Emergency Services Department consists of the Emergency Medical Services Division, which provides emergency ambulance services on Oahu, and the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division, whose water safety officers protect beachgoers on Oahu's beaches.